Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Currently Reading . . .

If you look at my Goodreads page, I'm currently reading more than 10 books. That's not really true, though. Some of those books I started and will get back to. Some are for research and I'll digest them slowly. Some of those . . . I've put back on the shelf and may or may not continue.

But here's what I really am reading: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. It's quite a good story that matches my own distractedness by skipping around from the present-day story of Hanna the book conservator to the various stories of the people who have handled the book over the last several centuries. I heard Brooks speak at a conference a few years ago and meant to get to this book before now . . .

And I'm also reading Aftershock by Robert Reich for my Reading Liberally group. I've always liked Reich, and this is a clear presentation of the biggest flaw in our economy currently. Great analysis. I haven't made it to his prescription for solving the problem yet, but I hope he has one. And I hope someone listens to him.

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